R. V. JOHNSON FAMILY RECORD. John Johnston and his wife Elizabeth, of County Down, Ireland, were Presbyterians of Scotch-Irish descent, and their children were: William, Esther, Jane, Margaret Elizabeth, Richard, and John, the last named dying in Ireland. They, with their six children, embarked for America in the year 1772, but both died of fever on shipboard during the voyage. The children located in Delaware, whence in the spring of 1791 they removed to western Pennsylvania near Canonsburg. William married in 1774; Esther married Hugh Jackson in 1777; Jane married James Hindman in 1780; Margaret married John Anderson; Elizabeth married William Campbell; and Richard married Jane Bradford August 23, 1796.
Richard Johnston, son of John and Elizabeth Johnston, was born in June, 1763; married, August 23, 1796, Jane Bradford, daughter of James and Elizabeth (Gibson) Bradford; died November 13, 1836; their children were Mary, James, William, Elizabeth, John, Richard, Jane and Thomas (twins), David, George, Nancy, and one that died when two weeks old. Mary, born September 24, 1798, married Thomas Allison, May, 1817, and died February 7, 1884; James, born March 10, 1800 died in 1819; William, born May 3, 1802, married Elizabeth Orr, May 10, 1826, and died December 27, 1838; Elizabeth, born February 6, 1804, was married first to George Gladen, and afterward to Rev. John Stockton, D. D., November 19, 1861, and died July 11, 1892; John, born March 6, 1806, married Rebecca Van Eman March 17, 1840, and died October 9, 1888; Richard, born July 1, 1808, died in 1831; Jane (twin), born May 21, 1811, married Guiane Morrison, May 23, 1833, and died June 2, 1888; Thomas (twin) born May 21, 1811, married Catharine Johnson, lived in Steubenville Ohio, and died June 19, 1879; David, born May 19, 1813, married Jane Rex, February 9, 1841, lived in Steubenville, Ohio and died February 8, 1883; George, born August 7, 1815, married Mary Tracy, August 25, 1847 lived in Portsmouth, Ohio, and died April 14, 1875; Nancy, born April 19, 1822, died in 1827.
John Johnson, son of Richard and Jane Johnson, was born March 6, 1806, married March 17, 1840, Rebecca Van Eman, daughter of Joseph and Isabel (Logan) Van Eman, and died October 9, 1888. Their children are Richard Van Eman, born September 23, 1841, married West Anna Lee, November 17, 1869; Joseph Bradford, born September 26, 1842, married Hannah Jane Crothers, June 5, 1867; John Gibson, born November 13, 1845, married Annie K. Morrison, June 22, 1875.
Nicholas Van Eman, of Emmen, Holland, married Mary Wilson, of Wales, and their children were George, Nicholas, Andrew, Garrett, Katie, Mary, Elizabeth, Susan and Hannah. George Van Eman, son of Nicholas and Mary Van Eman, was born September 12, 1753, and was twice married, first to Little, their children being Mary and John; his second marriage was with Rebecca Scott, and their children were Nicholas, Scott and Jane (twins), Andrew, Rev. George, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Joseph, Garrett, William, Sarah, Abraham, James and Hannah (twins). The parents lived for many years on the farm now owned by Joseph Clokey, situated four miles east of Washington, Penn.; they are buried at Canal Fulton, Stark Co., Ohio; they were Presbyterians. Joseph Van Eman, son of George and Rebecca Van Eman, was born December 12, 1790, married Isabel Logan February 28, 1811, and died September 22, 1873; their children were Rebecca, James, Samuel L., Joseph, Mary, Rev. George, Cyrus, Margaret, Logan and Sarah. Isabel Logan was a daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Walker) Logan, the former of whom came from Antrim, Ireland, when eighteen years of age; he was of Scotch-Irish parentage, and was a soldier under La Fayette, in the war of the Revolution; they lived on the farm now owned by C. C. Rumsey at Van Eman Station, Chartiers Railroad. Rebecca, born September 13, 1812, married John Johnson March 17, 1840, and died September 5, 1889, and their children are Richard Van Eman, Joseph Bradford and John Gibson; James, born August 7, 1814, died August, 1819; Samuel L., born July 20, 1816, married Martha P. McConnell, September 28, 1847, and died October 11, 1891; Joseph, born October 9, 1818, was married first to Sarah Lea, April 18, 1843, and afterward to Mary A. Donaldson; Mary, born January 6, 1821, married Samuel Alexander, January 24, 1860; Rev. George, born January 29, 1823, was married first to Rachel Bowens, October 10, 1843, afterward to Elizabeth Pogue September 8, 1847; Cyrus, born April 1, 1825, died January, 1828; Margaret, born December 26, 1826, married Israel Bebout, December, 1850, and died March 31, 1869; Logan, born April 6, 1829, married Jane Vance, October 14, 1858; Sarah, born February 17, 1834, married Samuel Bebout August 14, 1856.
Richard Van Eman Johnson, son of John and Rebecca Johnson, was born September 23, 1841, married November 17, 1869, West Anna Lee, daughter of Maj. William and Jane (Craig) Lee, of Cross Creek, Penn., and their children are Rebecca Jane and William Lee. He lives at Johnson Station, Chartiers Railroad, on the farm formerly owned by his father aud grandfather.
JOHNSON-LEE GENEALOGY. John Johntson \ Richard Johnston Elizabeth (-----) / \ / John Johnson James Bradford \ Jane Bradford Elizabeth Gibson / \ Richard Van Eman George Van Eman \ Joseph Van Eman / Johnson Rebecca Scott / \ / Rebecca Van Eman Samuel Logan \ Isabel Logan Rebecca Walker / \ Rebecca Jane Johnson Hugh Lee \ Hugh Lee / William Lee Johnson Mary Elliott / \ / William Lee John Orr \ Hannah Orr Mary Gibson / \ West David Craig \ Walter Craig / Ann Lee Ann McClane / \ Jane Craig / Arthur Scott \ Elizabeth Scott Ann Hamilton /
Text taken from page 216 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed April 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beers Project.
Published April 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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